Schweitzer Confident About New Jersey Race; Virginia ‘a Flip of Coin’

By Beacon Staff

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer – chair of the Democratic Governors Association – was in Washington, D.C., last week and spoke to POLITICO about the two, closely watched gubernatorial races this year. Apparently, Schweitzer likes his party’s chances in New Jersey, but is less confident about the race in Virginia. From Jonathan Martin:

Asked in an interview with POLITICO about the New Jersey race, Democratic Governors Association chairman and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said flatly: “Corzine wins.”

Then the always-colorful Schweitzer stood up, reached into his pocket and shook a few coins, and doubled-down: “I bet whatever money is in my pocket he’s going to win.”

But the governor laid no wager on Virginia, where Democratic state Sen. Creigh Deeds is trailing Republican former Attorney General Bob McDonnell, saying only that it was up in the air.

“That’s a flip of coin, I don’t which way that one ends,” Schweitzer said.

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